Second Time Around Bridal Tips

Written by on April 12, 2012 in Indy's Attitude: An Eye for Fashion - 5 Comments

Indy's Attitude: An Eye for Fashion
Indy's AttitudeGetting married once is hard in itself! Do I have to ask 20 different people to stand up because I was in their ceremonies? Do I want white or eggshell for the dress? Hair up or down? Veil or no veil?

Try doing it a second time.

As a second-time-around bride, I decided the best approach would be, to quote Fleetwood Mac, “Go Your Own Way.” Meaning, this was not going to be a dress that cost more than I make in a month and a series of matching dresses my friends would despise and never wear again. Instead, I opted for elegance, with a lower key. BCBG Max Azria (a favorite label of mine) makes stunning gowns, including the one I chose. It was a steal off eBay and is white with a black accent.

For my bridal party, I chose the classic Little Black Dress of their choice (especially since they’re coming literally from all over the world, including Uganda and suburban Boston). I am loving this LBD from RED Valentino I found for $575 at Saks Fifth Avenue. I want my bridesmaids to be comfortable and not look like frosted cupcakes. Admit it! We’ve all been to at least one wedding where that was he case.

Indy's AttitudeSo far, finding shoes has proved to be the biggest challenge. As an avid consignment and eBay shopper, I scoured site after site to find something classy. I ended up landing these Jimmy Choo satin d’Orsay pumps for around $70 off eBay. Choo is a revered shoemaker, but one I’ve never been able to afford (until now).

Getting married is hard –– you’re pulled a million different directions style-wise and planning wise. My advice is to do what you want. The day you marry the love of your life is one you want to remember for having a good time with friends and family, not how you had to have a bridesmaid back you into a bathroom stall because your dress was so poofy!

The attitude is low-key elegance! Embrace the quirky side of life and shine on.

Indy's AttitudeNext Thursday we’ll be traveling back to Fashion Wrap Up. Join us on this fabulous journey.


Christy Pastore, Adrian Kendrick, Devon Scott

5 Comments on "Second Time Around Bridal Tips"

  1. Jackie C April 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm ·

    I don’t have any tips, but love your LBD idea!! I won’t be doing it anytime soon I don’t think, maybe next year. But I am going to keep a look out on here!! My only requirements from my future SD are she gets to pick out her dress, I don’t wear pink (my fav color) and we don’t elope. LOL Love her!!


  2. Christy April 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm ·

    I love the sleek look of BCBG wedding gown. i agree completely with you your wedding is about you and making lasting fun memories with your friends and family on your big day. This is great advice!


  3. Shafonne Myers April 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm ·

    Love, Love, Love the thought of low cost elegance!! Words to live by, for sure! Excellent advice.

  4. Jackie C April 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm ·

    Looks like I will be doing it a second time for sure now. How do you ladies feel about a destination wedding for just you, your honey and the kids? That is how we are leaning. Maybe the beach next spring…..

  5. Adrian Kendrick April 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm ·

    A destination wedding with the ones you love sounds amazing. Jackie Those moments are meant to share with those closest to you. I think that is a lovely idea. I love this post as well great tips for your second time around. You don’t want it over the top but still fabulous.

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